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Handbook of prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination - edited by Todd D. Nelson
Call Number: BF575.P9 H36 2009
ISBN: 0805859527
This Handbook provides a uniquely comprehensive and scholarly overview of the latest research on prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination.All chapters are written by eminent prejudice researchers who explore key topics, by presenting an overview of current research and, where appropriate, developing new theory, models, or scales.The volume is clearly structured, with a broad section on cognitive, affective, and neurological processes, followed by chapters on some of the main target groups of prejudice - based on race, sex, age, sexual orientation, and weight. A concluding section explores the issues involved in reducing prejudice.

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The psychology of stereotyping - David J. Schneider.
Call Number: BF323.S63 S36 2004
ISBN: 1572309296
The first comprehensive treatment of stereotypes and stereotyping, this text synthesizes a vast body of social and cognitive research that has emerged over the past-quarter century. Provided is an unusually broad analysis of stereotypes as products both of individual cognitive activities and of social and cultural forces. While devoting careful attention to harmful aspects of stereotypes, their connections to prejudice and discrimination, and effective strategies for countering them, the volume also examines the positive functions of generalizations in helping people navigate a complex world. Unique features include four chapters addressing the content of stereotypes, which consider such topics as why certain traits are the focus of stereotyping and how they become attributed to particular groups

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Ethnic humor around the world : a comparative analysis - Christie Davies
Call Number: PN6149.E83 D39 1990
ISBN: 0253316553
a brilliant, insightful work. It will surely become the authoritative study on this complex subject. -ÑChoice "There are so many good things in this volume that it is difficult to select the best. I found the chapter concerning American, British, and Australian jokes about one another particularly fascinating, illustrating as it did the different stress on achievement, equality, and status in each of these societies." ÑLondon Sunday Telegraph "[T]he most comprehensive work to date on ethnic jokes and, by extension, folk humor." ÑJournal of American Folklore Where do ethnic jokes come from? Why do we tell them? Whom do we tell them about? Christie Davies examines jokes about every continent, explaining with a profusion of hilarious examples how, why, and about whom people everywhere tell ethnic jokes.

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